The Foundry for Star Trek Online EULA FAQ
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05-20-2012, 08:58 PM
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The kill the puppy part doesn't matter. These actors want money, especially if they are Trek actors who haven't worked since Trek.. They get money for their image. If they don't get money when their image is used, they sue. It doesn't matter if they are killing puppies or promoting Heinekin beer (as Nimoy sued).
There is a dukat in the trek universe. If the actor found out that he was in a video game without getting royalties, he could sue. He wouldn't really care whether he was killing puppies or not.
I think the point of Brandon's answer is, we're currently allowed to do it. If that becomes an issue, the EULA will change.
Alaimo is not entitled to royalties when Dukat is used. Another actor could put on the makeup and he wouldn't get paid either. As long as you can't tell whether it's his face or someone else's under the makeup, Cryptic should be safe and if they aren't, the EULA will change.